Kogi State government places levy on every loaf of bread

The government of Kogi State has contracted a consultant to levy every loaf of bread baked in the state.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said the levy is to improve the internally-generated revenue  (IGR).

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It was gathered that, bakers in the state, on the platform of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) told TheCable that the bakers are against the levy.

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A member of the association identified as Godfirst, stated that the association will meet with the consultant, noting that they received a memo from the ministry imposing a levy “on each loaf of bread” produced.

“The letter was sent to us that a consultant has been given the job to generate fund from bakery to state government.

We are trying to meet with the consultant, but we have not been able to meet with him. We want to meet with him to give us more explanation.

We are not happy about it. Presently, there is no market. We are facing different types of challenges, and if they are now asking us to pay another tax, we don’t know how we can cope,” he said.

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